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Goodwill Annual 50% Off Winter Clearance Sale is Feb. 29-March 3

Families can find extraordinary deals on coats, sweaters, and other winter clothing items at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s annual Winter Clearance Sale, taking place from Thursday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 3. During the sa... read full story

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Goodwill Annual 50% Off Winter Clearance Sale is Feb. 29-March 3

February 22, 2024

Families can find extraordinary deals on coats, sweaters, and other winter clothing items at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s annual Winter Clearance Sale, taking place from Thursday, Feb. 29 through Sunday, March 3. During the sa... read full story

Tickets on Sale for 8th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show

January 26, 2024

Tickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show, presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina, taking place on Friday, April 19, at The Orange Peel in Asheville. The show features runway collections produc... read full story

Career Events

December 06, 2023

Career Events Goodwill offers a wide variety of in-person and virtual events that help prepare job seekers for career success and connect employers with job candidates. For details on other events, please click on the links below or contact the Ca... read full story

Are you a highly effective employee?

October 09, 2023

By Sharine Sample In every job you’ve had, you’ve probably noticed that some employees seem to stand above the rest. They are the people that everyone looks to, and they’re known as someone who “gets things done.” That person is not necessarily in... read full story

Goodwill’s Annual Survey Uncovers 2023 Halloween Trends

October 01, 2023

According to a recent survey by Goodwill Industries, more than four in five Americans plan to celebrate Halloween this year, even as current economic conditions will affect how much money they can spend on costumes, decorations, and candy. The sur... read full story

Email Etiquette: Watch your phrasing

September 14, 2023

By Sharine Sample Recently I was in a meeting where the subject of email etiquette came up – specifically, how certain phrases in the email can trigger annoyance, frustration, or other negative emotions, which then affect your response to the send... read full story

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

August 08, 2023

CARF International announced that Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Integration; Job Development and Employment Supports; and Employee Development and Community Employ... read full story

Families Still Worried About Back-to-School Costs, Survey Finds

July 24, 2023

Higher prices and concerns about the economy will affect how families will shop for back-to-school clothing and supplies again this year, according to a national survey. The annual Deloitte Back to School Survey found that 68% of families plan to ... read full story

Multi-Employer Hiring Event in Conover on July 19

July 12, 2023

More than a dozen employers will attend a hiring event sponsored by the Goodwill Graduate Services Program on Wednesday, July 19, at the Catawba County Library. Goodwill Graduate Services Career Advancement Hiring Event Wednesday, July 19 – 3-6 p.... read full story

Rowan Goodwill Career Connections Holding Job Fairs in July

July 12, 2023

The Goodwill Career Connections Center in Salisbury will hold multiple hiring events during the month of July with employers who are hiring for a variety of positions. The following hiring events will take place at the Goodwill Career Connections ... read full story

Sold-Out Crowd Celebrates 7th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show on April 21

May 04, 2023

The popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show returned on Friday, April 21, before a sold-out audience at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Six local fashion design teams competed in the 7th Annual Color Me Goodwill show, presenting col... read full story

Goodwill’s Annual 50%-Off Winter Clearance Sale is March 2-5

February 20, 2023

Families can find extraordinary deals on coats, sweaters, and other winter clothing items at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s annual Winter Clearance Sale, taking place from Thursday, March 2, through Sunday, March 5. During the s... read full story

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Tickets on Sale for 7th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show

February 17, 2023

Tickets are now on sale for the 7th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show, presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. read full story

Goodwill Holding Special Furniture Sale Feb. 17-26 in Winston-Salem

February 07, 2023

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is holding a one-time only sale of brand-new home furnishings, including sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, throw pillows, and more. The furniture sale will take place from Friday, Feb. 17, though S... read full story

Hiring Event for Local Nonprofit Jobs is January 25 at Goodwill

January 12, 2023

As many local nonprofit organizations struggle to fill essential positions, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Financial Pathways of the Piedmont are helping to fill the gap by hosting a Nonprofit Hiring Event. read full story

How to Prioritize When Time is Scarce

January 09, 2023

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are past, the New Year is a time for reflection and thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2023. If you’re like me, planning stresses you out just thinking about it. read full story

Some Donations are on Goodwill’s “Naughty List.” Here’s Why

December 28, 2022

As we approach the end of the year, many households will plan to declutter after the holidays and start the new year fresh by donating clothing and household items. read full story

Finding the “Perfect” Career

December 12, 2022

As the year comes to a close, you may be looking to make some moves toward finding the perfect career in 2023. The truth is that the title of this article is a little misleading. There is no “perfect” career. read full story

Local Designers Picked for 2023 Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show

December 02, 2022

Next spring’s annual Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show will feature collections by local designers who were selected through a competitive application process. Designers will produce a collection inspired by an assigned color and made using ... read full story

Goodwill Offering Community-Based Employment Services in Henderson County Area

December 02, 2022

Starting in early 2023, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will shift its Henderson County-area employment services to a community-based model that will better meet the changing needs of the local workforce. Goodwill Career Connection... read full story

Goodwill Recognizes Program Participants, Community Leaders at Recognition Banquet

November 29, 2022

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina honored the community partners, volunteer leaders, employees and program participants who make its mission services possible at the Annual Recognition Banquet, held Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Benton C... read full story

Goodwill and Forsyth Tech to Hold Open House for Job Skill Training Classes on Dec. 6

November 28, 2022

With a potential recession on the horizon, it’s an ideal time to job seekers to learn about opportunities for training in high-demand careers. Forsyth Tech and Goodwill are hosting a Skills Training Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Goodwill W... read full story

Create Your List of Professional Goals and Check It Twice

November 17, 2022

By Sharine Sample It’s hard to believe it’s already November! With the end of the year quickly approaching, now is the time to take a moment to focus on your professional goals for 2023. Easier said than done, right?! With the holidays coming up, ... read full story

Professional Development – What’s the Big Deal?

October 11, 2022

By Sharine Sample They say that you should learn something new every day. Whether you are happy with your current role or you are looking for a new job, you may not realize how important professional development could be for you. Professional deve... read full story

Inflation May Affect How Families Celebrate Halloween, Survey Finds

September 28, 2022

More Americans are returning to traditional Halloween celebrations like wearing costumes and trick-or-treating, according to the results of Goodwill Industries International’s annual national Halloween survey. However, current economic conditions ... read full story

Making Your Resume Stand Out: It’s All in the Details

September 07, 2022

By Sharine Sample Imagine learning about an opening for your dream job – but the employer needs to fill the position today. If they were to ask right then for your resume, would you be prepared to send it? An updated resume is a crucial part of yo... read full story

The Importance of a High School Education

August 11, 2022

By Sharine Sample One of the biggest factors affecting how much you’ll earn in your career is education. Today I’d like to talk about the first educational milestone for most people: completing high school. Being a high school graduate can have a ... read full story

Price Increases and Record Back-to-School Spending Have Parents Concerned

July 26, 2022

Thanks to inflation and continued supply chain disruptions, families say that their back-to-school costs will be higher than ever before. This year families will spend an average of $661 per student, an 8% increase over last year’s total of $612. ... read full story

Goodwill’s Annual “Back to School Blues” Sale on Jeans is Aug. 5-14

July 21, 2022

Goodwill’s annual back to school sale on blue jeans returns Aug. 5-14, just in time to assist families who are expected to spend more on school clothing and supplies than ever before. At the annual Back to School Blues sale, adults’ and children’s... read full story

The Prosperity Center Moves to Peters Creek Parkway

July 20, 2022

Effective August 1, 2022, The Prosperity Center will be located within Goodwill’s Regional Operations Center, 2760 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem. The Prosperity Center clients will have access to the same services in the new location. Partne... read full story

New Salisbury Goodwill Store to Open July 19

July 06, 2022

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will hold the grand opening for its second retail store in Salisbury, N.C., on Tuesday, July 19, at 10 a.m. The store is located at 475 Faith Road, across from ALDI. The new store will offer thousand... read full story

Mentorship in the Workplace

July 06, 2022

Recently I was in a meeting in which the topic of mentorship came up. Someone posed the question to us: did we have a professional mentor? And, if we didn’t, why not? A mentor is an experienced, trusted adviser. As an objective, impartial adviser,... read full story

Honoring Your Commitments in the Workplace

June 13, 2022

By Sharine Sample In the workplace today, keeping track of deadlines and projects that you owe your colleagues sometimes can feel like a full-time job all by itself. Nowadays you are more likely to be working as part of a team instead of on your o... read full story

Sold-Out Crowd Celebrates 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show on April 29

May 10, 2022

After a three-year hiatus, the popular Color Me Goodwill upcycled fashion show returned on Friday, April 29, before a sold-out audience at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville. Seven local fashion designers and teams competed in the 6th annual Co... read full story

Choosing the Job That’s Right for You

May 05, 2022

When it comes to choosing the perfect job for you, what are you looking for? The times have changed. Nowadays, employers realize that, to most workers, it’s not just about the money anymore. While your prospective salary and benefits are important... read full story

Three Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably

April 20, 2022

Sustainability is a word we hear often… but what does it really mean? To put it simply, sustainability is the process of meeting our current needs without compromising the needs of the future. We only have so many resources available to us here on... read full story

The Top Four Qualities of a Person-Centered Leader

April 07, 2022

By Sharine Sample Sit back and really think about what makes a good leader. Who comes to your mind? What characteristics make that person stand out above the rest? Do they motivate and inspire? And do they seem to genuinely have people’s and their... read full story

Spring Cleaning 101: Declutter and Donate to Make a Difference

March 25, 2022

Spring cleaning is an annual rite of passage for many as they get set for warmer weather. But did you know that spring cleaning can also help others in your community get a fresh start? When you clear out the items you no longer need and donate th... read full story

When to Speak and When to Write: Choosing the Best Communication Method in the Workplace

March 13, 2022

By Sharine Sample No matter what your role is in your organization, at some point you will need to communicate with others. With so many communication options to choose from, you may find yourself asking: is it better to speak directly, or communi... read full story

Goodwill Holding 50% off Winter Clearance Sale, March 3-6

February 15, 2022

Families can find extraordinary deals on coats, sweaters and other winter clothing items at Goodwill’s Winter Clearance Sale, taking place Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6 at all Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina retail stor... read full story

Tickets on Sale for 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill Fashion Show

February 01, 2022

Tickets are now on sale for the 6th Annual Color Me Goodwill fashion show, presented by Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina. The fashion show, featuring collections by seven local designers, will take place on Friday, April 29, at The ... read full story

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23rd Annual Golf Tournament at Tanglewood, May 11

January 22, 2022

Goodwill’s Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, NC. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Goodwill’s Outreach Scholarship Fund. read full story

Goodwill Names Timothy Howell as Chief People Officer

January 05, 2022

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina announces the hiring of Timothy Howell as the agency’s first chief people officer (CPO). “We are thrilled to have someone with Timothy’s experience join our team,” said Goodwill CEO Barbara Maida-Sto... read full story

Are College Degrees Worth the Price of Admission to the Job Market?

December 07, 2021

By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson As a youngster growing up in a lower middle-class family, it was instilled in me that I should go to college and get a good education and then get a good job. Like many of my Baby Boom... read full story

Donating Locally Makes Immediate Impact this Holiday Season

December 07, 2021

During this busy holiday season, we are mindful of honoring family commitments, meeting financial obligations, and finding just the right gift for everyone on our list. We’d also like to give back to our community – if only we could fi... read full story

Support Goodwill this Holiday Season Through Amazon Smile

December 07, 2021

While you’re doing your holiday shopping online, you can support Goodwill at the same time. When you purchase books, electronics, apparel or any other item on Amazon, the online retailer will donate 0.5 percent of the price of eligible purchases t... read full story

Have You Reached Your Career Mountain Top?

December 07, 2021

By Sharine Sample, Regional Workforce Development Manager, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina  One of the most influential interviews I’ve conducted left me with something I know I will question the rest of my career. In response to o... read full story

It’s a Job Seekers’ Market but…

August 23, 2021

By Janice Davis Richardson, MPA  |  LinkedIn: JaniceRichardson While scrolling through Facebook, I stumbled across one recent post from a recruiter looking for people to work as Flaggers. This job requires reporting to work at 6 a.m. to hold up si... read full story

Back to School Blues Sale on Jeans is Aug. 6-15 at Goodwill

August 02, 2021

With a new school year just around the corner — and many kids heading back to classrooms in person — this back-to-school shopping season is an extra-special one. But the cost of all those new clothes, electronics and school supplies can add up. Go... read full story

Job Application Checklist: Top 5 Things to Do Before You Apply

June 30, 2021

By Jordan Joines   When you are applying for a new job, make sure that you put forth your best effort before you hit that “submit” button. Remember, your job application is one of many and you want it to catch the recruiter’s attention. Here ... read full story

CYAI Partners with Goodwill to Train Youth Tech Workers

June 02, 2021

Winston-Salem, N.C. (June 2, 2021) – The Cybersecurity Youth Apprenticeship Initiative (CYAI) is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina (Goodwill) to provide information technology (IT) registered apprenticeship programmin... read full story

Goodwill® Launches Rising Together™ Coalition with Anthem Foundation, Coursera, Google, Indeed and Lyft to Empower One Million People to Access Sustainable Careers by 2025

May 07, 2021

Goodwill, the leading workforce provider in North America, today announced a new, first-of-its-kind coalition called Rising Together™, which will work to create an equitable economic recovery and provide job seekers with the skills and supports ne... read full story

Join the Easter Egg Hunt and Win Prizes at Goodwill

March 18, 2021

Celebrate the coming of spring and take home great prizes at Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. All day long, shoppers can hunt for Easter eggs hidden thr... read full story

Get the Facts: 5 Things You Should Know about Goodwill

March 11, 2021

Download the PDF 1. Goodwill is an independent nonprofit organization. Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and has been serving the local community for more than 90 years. Goodwill® cons... read full story

Goodwill Holding 50% off Winter Clearance Sale, March 11-14

February 22, 2021

Families can find extraordinary deals on coats, sweaters and other winter clothing items at Goodwill’s Winter Clearance Sale, taking place Thursday, March 11 through Sunday, March 14 at all Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina retail st... read full story

Goodwill Hiring for Jobs at Fletcher Retail Store

January 29, 2021

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is hiring for immediate openings at its retail store located at 3530 Hendersonville Road in Fletcher. Positions include cashiers, sales associates and employees who sort and hang clothing donations. ... read full story

Career Quest Series Launches January 28

January 15, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has many job seekers thinking about how to find work in a different field. But often they’re not sure how get their foot in the door. Career Quest, a free webinar series offered by Goodwill Industries of Northwest NC, gives j... read full story

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